Meet the Team

As well as plain English, our team can help you in French, Greek, Guajarati, Urdu, Hindi, Mandarin, Hausa, Twi, Ga, Dagbani, Turkish and Mauritian.

Jeff Lermer FCAJeff Lermer FCA

Expert and dynamic, Jeff's clients rely on his astute advice and flair for creating innovative tax planning. Please take a look at Jeff's story.


Alison is the longest serving member of the practice having joined in 2003 (but not the oldest!). She is responsible for our Company Secretarial Services including forming Limited Companies and LLPs.


Kelly is our practice manager and has involvement in the entertainment and media arm of the practice. She has built great relationships with our clients, and nothing is too much trouble. She is great at getting things done, finding solutions and working around problems. Her no nonsense approached is appreciated by everyone she interacts with.


Karen has always loved getting her teeth into solving tricky tax issues for our clients. Having spent a number of years working as a client manager in our accounts department, she is delighted to now be able to spend 100% of her time devoted to tax, as our Tax Manager. She has extensive experience in dealing with HMRC and is dedicated to ensuring that all our clients are optimally set up for tax.


Parag is our Accounts Manager and been with the team for 10 years. He comes from a long line of accountants. His calm and methodical approach makes him a major asset to the practice.


Vishesh is our Audit Manager, with a mind and focus on making the task useful and effective. Originally from Mauritius he brings a sense of style and panache to the practice, keeping the rest of the chaps at JLA, on their toes.


Matthew is one of our Accounts Assistants. He is very enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with. This is his first job in the accounting profession and he has been with the company since March 2011. He helps to keep the JLA average age down!


Majeed is one of our Associates and joined the team in October 2007. He is well versed in the art of diplomacy and a pleasure to have around. He diligently carries out his work with precision and care and has quickly made a big impression on the office because he is so positive and enthusiastic.

He holds a master's degree in Accounting and Finance from London South Bank University and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (FCCA). He is a fan of West Ham United FC and is married with one daughter.


A focused and determined Associate dedicated to learning fast and working efficiently. He has a thirst for learning new skills, which is admired by the team.


Martin is responsible for looking after OpenSpace for the company. He also handles the accounts & tax return uploading, as well the administration of personal tax returns. He is an easy going chap, as long as you send us your personal tax return information promptly!


Rachel works as the Company Secretarial Assistant. She deals with setting up new clients of the practice, cheerfully guiding our new clients through the various forms and paperwork required. She is also studying at the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration (ICSA).


Gurdal is an Associate with a natural tenacious nature, nothing is a problem, he just looks for solutions. He is extremely admirable.


Rushika is one of our Associates. She is extremely passionate about accounting and audit. She is very dedicated and is definitely a valued part of the team.


Our very capable internal bookkeeper, keeping our own records up to date and correct. With a keen eye for detail and quick to learn she is part of Kelly's team.


Zia looks after a mix of audit clients and normal accounts. Always willing to help, and put himself out, he an excellent Associate and great team member. His thirst for new knowledge is great and he loves to learn little tax plans we have at JLA.


One of the newest members of our team, Mary is one of our Associates. Mary is very efficient, and has a great personality. She is already right at home at JLA!


Anna is one of our bookkeepers, keeping all our records up to date. She is highly valued and detail driven, and is always teaching the staff new things.


Larissa is the newest member of our team. She works on the reception and assists with general office admin. She is always happy to help, or direct you to someone who can.